Re: [PATCH v2 06/10] nvme/core: add mdev interfaces

From: Maxim Levitsky
Date: Mon May 06 2019 - 04:32:13 EST

On Sat, 2019-05-04 at 08:49 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, May 03, 2019 at 10:00:54PM +0300, Max Gurtovoy wrote:
> > Don't see a big difference of taking NVMe queue and namespace/partition to
> > guest OS or to P2P since IO is issued by external entity and pooled outside
> > the pci driver.
> We are not going to the queue aside either way.. That is where the
> last patch in this series is already working to, and which would be
> the sensible vhost model to start with.

Why are you saying that? I actualy prefer to use a sepearate queue per software
nvme controller, tat because of lower overhead (about half than going through
the block layer) and it better at QoS as the separate queue (or even few queues
if needed) will give the guest a mostly guaranteed slice of the bandwidth of the

The only drawback of this is some code duplication but that can be worked on
with some changes in the block layer.

The last patch in my series was done with 2 purposes in mind which are to
measure the overhead, and to maybe utilize that as a failback to non nvme

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky